Meet Our Friends

One of our favorite things about running this business is the opportunity to meet other local (and some distant) entrepreneurs and visionaries. Elements is personally connected to each of these businesses or groups. We believe in them for their commitment to quality products, unique services and important missions. We support each other for our mutual respect of the outdoors and a balanced, healthy, grounded lifestyle. We love them for their laugh lines and stray grey hairs as we all know the hard work and stress of this entrepreneurial journey. Behind each of these organizations is a wonderful story and an inspiration that wells up from deep within. So without further adieu — meet our Elements Friends.


City Kids Wilderness Project

City Kids offers extraordinary outdoor adventure experiences for children living in the greater Washington D.C. area. City Kids programs take place locally during the school year and summers are on the Broken Arrow Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Participants leave the familiar urban environment and discover the outdoors, often for the first time. By learning new skills, meeting new friends, and developing greater self-confidence, our students are better able to succeed in building happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Note from Elements D.C.: We're proud to call the City Kids Wilderness Project our partner non-profit! We donate 3% of profits from our Kids Programs. We also hire qualified  high-school City Kids as Elements paid interns.

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Little Green

Conscious + nourishing plant-forward cleanses promoting a healthy individual and a thriving earth.

BQ Granola

BQgranola makes fresh and deliciously healthy granola — amazing taste that will give you sustained energy for your busy day. BQgranola is hand made in small batches with farm fresh ingredients.


Chaia offers seasonal, plant-based tacos, sides and natural drinks in a stylish, casual setting. Chaia's "farm to taco " is a unique relationship between farmers and urban-style street food.

Core 72

Core72 is a brick and mortar retail store, with two locations in Washington D.C. — Chevy Chase and Cathedral Commons. They provide a personally curated selection of unique brands, geared to an active, yet relaxed lifestyle.

Appalachian Mountain Club

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.


Yoho Adventures

Unique Adventure Experiences; ranging from 4-10 Days. Fully guided & uniquely created small group adventure trips. Remote wilderness areas & stunning places. Float plane accessed alpine hiking, scenic flights, Wildlife & Grizzly Bear Tours, Private Boat Charters, Canoeing, Biking, Gourmet Meals, passionate professional guides and more!



KitchKat helps cater to "I don't know how to cook" friends, "I don't have time to cook" friends, and "I'm sick of take out" friends. Her meals are home-made, fresh, cheaper and quicker than your local take out or delivery. Save the hassle of waiting for the delivery man! Save those empty, greasy calories! Enjoy KitchKat hearty meals! Just open your fridge and pop it in the microwave. Want it for later? Put it in the freezer!

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Marianne Panke

Marianne is a Massage Therapist located in the Spring Valley Area of Northwest DC. She offers therapeutic and restorative massage to alleviate the stress and strain that hectic city life can have on your body, your nervous system and your mind.



Sarah is a former healthcare consultant who’s found a renewed sense of self through practicing, studying, and teaching yoga. She has taught yoga to hundreds of students of all ages, levels of experience, and walks of life. Each class offers something different to challenge her students in new ways. With a steady focus on mindful movement with breath, while building mind-body strength and openness, you will leave feeling challenged yet rejuvenated.